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EdTechNZ – increasingly connected learning

This year brings a lot of promise for EdTechNZ. We’re working on a series of events for 2019 across the country, including a number that will be delivered in partnership with member organisations, as well as the New Zealand Tech Alliance. Watch this space, we’ll be publishing an event calendar soon.

Kiwi EdTech company AccountingPod will be waving the NZ EdTech flag at the Boston LearnLaunch conference next week, then they’re off to SaaStr. A flying start to the year and great to see a successful, emerging  Kiwi EdTech company having a crack at taking it to the world! Good luck to XingDong and Judith.

The Auckland ICT Graduate School, a joint initiative between The University of Auckland and The University of Waikato, are currently seeking internships for their students. This is an important part of supporting the continued growth and success of New Zealand’s ICT sector that benefits both employers and students. For more information visit their site and see how you can invite some fresh talent into your organisation. 

For teachers who are keen to develop their digital technology teaching skills, Code Avengers provide some great tools for educators and students alike, find out more here.

Short and sweet to kick off the new year, expect more from us next month!

Haere rā

Shane Kerr 


See what Forbes believes will be the top five digital transformation trends in education for 2019. Discover a useful resource New Year, New Learning: Reflections on Education in 2018 and Beyond including predictions and articles from several Education commentators.

Attend the launch of the Tech Alliance Event Series in Wellington next week, 30 January. There was a great turnout last night at the Auckland event with speakers from across the Alliance setting the agenda for 2019.

Contribute to the AI Forum’s 2019 research project Towards Our Intelligent Future: New Zealand’s AI Roadmap learn how you can be involved.

Be part of Techweek19, 20-26 May nationwide. Plan your own EdTech event to inspire the sector and build expertise. If you would like to be involved general event submissions are open now.

Entries for the 2019 Hi-Tech Awards are open until 4 March. Check out the categories and consider a nomination. Save the date for the 2019 Gala Dinner on 24 May in Auckland, and get ready for an evening of excellence, elegance and excitement.

Upcoming Tech Alliance events include the first joint events from AI Forum NZ and FinTechNZ being held in Wellington, 14 February, Auckland, 21 February and Christchurch, 27 February. Followed by the Tech Marketers conference on 28 February and  AI-Day on 28 March, both in Auckland.

Registrations are open for the 2019 Export Essentials workshops running throughout New Zealand from February to July. Join Frances Valintine at the Tech Futures Lab Digital Intelligence Exec Briefing, 15 February.

Register for the uLearn19 Conference before 31 May to receive the Earlybird discount. Taking place in October in Rotorua, you’ll be joined by 1500 like minded educators over three days.

Attend the Future Government Summit, 26-27 February, 2019. The summit examines how we can enable an entrepreneurial government and create a roadmap for the future.

Plan a trip to the UK for EdTechXEurope 2019 in London, 18 June. Connecting over 900 investors, innovators and influencers from education companies globally. Next you can attend London EdTech Week 18-25 June, 2019.

Meet New Zealand’s UpStarters and share our tech innovation story with the world.

Check out #ISTE2019, 23-26 June in Philadelphia, super earlybird pricing ends 1 March.

EdTechNZ EdTechNZ is the voice of EdTech in New Zealand, supporting the growth of the sector. Our purpose is to drive the creative use of technology, inside and outside the classroom, for better student outcomes. We aim to facilitate a world class education system for all New Zealanders and showcase local EdTech to the world.